Daytona IMS: Ultimate Builder Winners
After 12 successful state-wide events, the Progressive International Motorcycle Show (IMS) has wrapped up another season.
One of the highlights of IMS is the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Competition, which features custom motorcycles from builders across the country. The winners of the competition, which is based around a three-class format (Freestyle, Modified Harley and Performance Custom), were announced the final IMS at Daytona Bike Week.
IMS reports that the purse for the Daytona IMS show alone was $14,000. The winners in the Freestyle and Performance Custom classes also received HD GoPro cameras provided by Star and GYTR. And the winners of the Modified Harley class also received a completely assembled, 120ci, Screaming Eagle race motor.
In the Modified Harley class, LA Speed Show owner Chris Richardson won with his 1974 Panhead. IMS says "the competition in the Mod Harley class was steep, but it was the one-off, hand crafted parts on Chris’s bike that put it over the top."
Jack McCoy of RCC SPortbike won the Performance Custom category with his twin-turbo Suzuki B-King. The bike was a contestant at the Novi IMS show, but returned to Daytona with a new paint job, which helped it win the category.
The Freestyle class went to Kenny Williams of KW Customs. Williams brought his "Tantalizer" to the show, just winning due to the high-level of competion. IMS says "this bagger has air ride front and rear and some really sleek lines. It’s at the leading edge of new custom bike design."
Each winner will also receive a free entry to the AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building at Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.